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AU symposium looks at Alzheimer efforts

Augusta University will host a daylong symposium Saturday to help educate people about the disease and what work is being done to combat it in the Augusta region.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 23, 2016

Paine fate decided in August

According to the official decision posted Thursday, Paine was removed from membership because it failed to meet financial standards that it "has a sound financial base and financial stability to ...
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 23, 2016

School system to study magnet school athletics issue

The Richmond County Board of Education agreed Tuesday to conduct a study on whether magnet school students should be allowed to participate in Georgia High School Association events at other ...
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Richmond County schools absentee numbers high

The majority of Richmond Coun­ty public schools surveyed had absentee rates above state and national averages in the most recent data released by the U.S. Depart­ment of Education on ...
By Doug Stutsman | Sunday, June 19, 2016

Paine wants to earn trust back

As Paine College fights to keep its accreditation, it knows it needs to earn back the trust of some donors with sound fiscal management, and that has already begun, the chairman-elect of the board ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 19, 2016

Researcher looks at diabetes in pregnancy

Dr. Jennifer Thompson has received a five-year, $1 million Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institutes of Health to look at gestational diabetes and its effect on offspring.
By Tom Corwin | Friday, June 17, 2016

Paine's possible loss of accreditation bad news to city officials

Augusta officials reacted with shock and uncertainty about news of the city’s lone historically black college being recommended to lose its accreditation.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paine will appeal recommendation to discontinue accreditation, say school officials

Paine College has been recommended to lose its accreditation after its accrediting agency found the struggling college did not meet standards.
By Tom Corwin | Thursday, June 16, 2016

Paine to reveal decision of accrediting agency

The school will reveal Thursday whether it will be taken off probation by its accrediting agency or lose its accreditation altogether. Paine President Samuel Sullivan will hold a 4 p.m. news ...
Wednesday, June 15, 2016

School system approves raises

The Columbia County Board of Education approved a 3 percent pay increase for all employees for the 2016-17 school year Tuesday.
By Abbigail Lennon | Wednesday, June 15, 2016

AU tumor bank ready to share more nationally

As part of the National Cancer Moonshot and the President's Precision Medicine Initiative, the National Cancer Institute has launched Genomic Data Commons to "centralize, standardize and make ...
By Tom Corwin | Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Board talks idea of allowing magnet students play sports at other Richmond County schools

Members of the Richmond County Board of Education went back-and-forth Tuesday afternoon on the idea of magnet school students being allowed to participate in Georgia High School Athletic ...
By Doug Stutsman | Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GRU comes down, AU to go up

The program is starting with the Annex because it is the easiest building to access that has a large illuminated sign and would cause the least disruption for patients and employees, according to ...
By Tom Corwin | Monday, June 13, 2016

Paine will learn accreditation status

Paine College will learn its fate this week: The troubled school will either be taken off two years of probation by its accrediting agency or will lose its accreditation altogether, according to ...
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 12, 2016

Summer meals offered to students in Aiken County

Aiken County Public Schools announced Thursday that it will be feeding children throughout the summer months. 
By Doug Stutsman | Friday, June 10, 2016

Research seeks better drug for Parkinson's

Augusta University researchers are looking at a metabolite similar to established drugs that might have the protective effects on nerve cells without the significant side effects of the ...
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Searching for ways to shield kidneys from cancer drug

Water didn’t really play much of a role in Valerie Ferguson’s life until she became a cancer patient.
By Tom Corwin | Sunday, June 5, 2016

Researchers seek cause of high lung pressure

There are currently no therapeutics that address pulmonary arterial hypertension, and most patients don't last five years after diagnosis, the researchers said.
By Tom Corwin | Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Defense bill would boost AU program

Augusta University administrators are waiting for Congress to pass the defense authorization bill because it contains an amendment that lets the school extend its cybersecurity program to ROTC.
By Walter C. Jones | Friday, May 27, 2016

Butler's graduating class leaves mark

Butler High School's 2016 class received its diplomas and turned its tassels Wednesday morning at James Brown Arena.
By David Lee | Wednesday, May 25, 2016
 
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